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Jeannette Sloniowski <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 7 Jul 1994 19:37:02 -0400
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>  We are seeking original essays for a new anthology on documentary film.
>Tentatively titled "Documenting the Documentary", our goal is to bring
>together a collection of articles that provides close readings of specific
>important documentary film(s).  Those of us who teach documentary film
>courses are aware of the problem of finding suitable books to assign as
>course texts.  The relatively few books that are in print tend to focus on
>theory, interviews, documentary history, or the careers of particular
>filmmakers.  All of these approaches, while of course worthwile, tend to
>de-emphasize analysis and interpretation.  We believe, therefore, that
>there is a clear need for such a book, and many of our colleagues with whom
>we have discussed the idea enthusiastically agree.
>        We have developed a list of major documentary films that are
>commonly taught in courses on documentary.  If your are interested in
>contributing to this project, contact us at: [log in to unmask]
>or [log in to unmask] and we will send you a list of films.  We
>realize that the issue of cannonization such a list raises, but remember
>that we are seeking to fashion an anthology that students can use to learn
>about documentary film expression.  The list is flexible (but several films
>have already been spoknen for), meant more as a series of possibilities
>rather than definte topics to be "assigned".
>Essays can, of course, address theoretical issues, but not at the expense
>of textual interpretation.  Length should be approximately 20 manuscript
>pages (double spaced).  Deadline for submission: January 1, 1995.
>Barry Keith Grant
>Jeannette Sloniowski